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Posted December 7, 2010
Another of the author's imaginative books (there now are two) in which our old friend, Count Dracula, shows up in England to aid Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in solving a murder and subsequent mayhem associated with a nosferatu. That is, a vampire. In this case a hanged Russian pirate looking for revenge against a thieving partner's progeny. These innocent people are caught up in this demon's plan and only cooperative work among Holmes and his associates, including the mysterious Mr Prince, allows for the favorable resolution of this nightmare. Even, Sherlock's older brother Mycroft is involved. The narrative is fast paced and the characters are fleshed out in the usual Saberhagen manner. That is to say, in interesting and real ways. The locales in the story are well described and add exotic overlay near the conclusion. I recommend all the author's works and this was enjoyable and fun to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2001
Fans of Fred Saberhagen's earlier Dracula series books will recognize the author's attempt to pick up from The Holmes-Dracula File the characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Prince Vlad Draculya and write another adventure for them. But Saberhagen failed to capture the flavor of not only Holmes and Watson, but also his own Dracula. Having both Dr. Watson and the Prince narrate their story within the same chapter confuses and annoys the reader. It is just a so-so story. Saberhagen fans can skip this one and not miss anything.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 7, 2000
I am not a big fun of this series in general, but some other books are readable (Such as 'Dracula's Tape' or 'Friend of the Family'). For that matter, 'The Holmes Dracula' file is much more decent then this. This is just way too flat and borrrring!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.